Governance Board

The CGLA Governance Board provides oversight of CGLA operations and guides implementation of the charter accountability plan. Comprised of educational, business and community leaders, members of the Governance Board bring a broad range of expertise and experience to the tasks of oversight and support for the school’s academic and operational goals.

2014-15 Meeting Schedule and Agendas The CGLA Board meets bimonthly on the third Wednesday of the month. All meetings are at 8:15am at CGLA – 1802 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 – unless noted below or notified otherwise.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – Agenda  Wednesday, March 16, 2016         -
 Thursday, September 10, 2015* – Agenda  Wednesday, May 18, 2016            -
 Wednesday, November 18, 2015  - Agenda  Wednesday, July 13, 2016             -
 Wednesday, January 20, 2016      -

Click here for an archive of prior meeting agendas                        * Please note change of date.

2015-2016 CGLA Governance Board Members

Sue Anne Wells, Chair       Virginia Anne Sharber, Vice-Chair       Edna Varner, Secretary       Pat Farnsley, Treasurer

Lulu Copeland GeGe Harris Stacy G. Lightfoot Angelika Riano
Bob Deacy Dr. Martina S. Harris Mary Grey Moses
Anthony Doyley Elizabeth Jessen Margaret Nelson
Lakweshia Ewing Dallas W. Joseph Erskine Oglesby
Annie Hall Grant Law Rickie Pierce

Board members may be contacted through the YWLAF office at 423-468-4105 or by email in care of Bess Steverson at

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P.O. Box 3837
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Please make checks payable to Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation

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